Tennis is a very well-known sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or backhand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to engage the correct muscles for their forehands, and in what order to hit strong forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a nice backhand down the court. These two areas are vital to the game and need to be addressed.
The grip is the most critical aspect of a successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of holding the racket too loose or tight and end up missing the ball, making poor contact or having their racket slip when they hit the ball. The best way to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket in the correct position.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight from the beginning and then curve toward the top of your body as you reach the top of your follow-through. This is called cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low angle will have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will determine what kind of shots you need to be practicing. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as it gets closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with the ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. Be aware that your shoulders should never leave the socket or your racquet while you are swinging. This can make it extremely difficult to capture the ball if this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens the ability of your arm to generate power and produce a strong backswing. In order to get your arm to rotate correctly you need to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This can lead to injury.
Another key factor in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis players are right-handed and have their right arm stretched across their body. For beginners the left arm is usually carried across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club with a neutral grip or like a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players who have open stance forehands tend to have problems with their forearms. When players with an open stance forehand they tend to twist their wrists, and they do not have a good grip. One way to address this problem is to hold the racket with a neutral grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand must try to hold the racket with a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and over their shoulders. The racket should point towards your crotch if an right-handed player, and it should face your waist if left handed. This will prevent the over-the head swing and the under-the shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure you don’t give any side of your body too much space.